Yes, but trolling the readership is always good for selling ad impressions. I see lots of engineers here biting hard on the hook - maybe we have a less-clever caste.
Also, stop cramming number pads into laptops. It makes keys small/unusable/missing, and it ruins the alignment of the main typing area. Use the space for properly sized arrow keys and actual home/end/pgup/pgdn keys (not via Fn). Thinkpads used to get this right, at least as of T410, I'm not sure if they do any more.
Those who don't need proper keyboards can always get a tablet or something instead. Please make actual keyboards for those few who still use them.
Buy your gear from a quality vendor (e.g. Taiwanese OEM) and that's what you'll get. Require the cheap-crap vendors to not provide cheap crap? That's why we have options.
heh - you're right. They need to change the complaint to 'jurisdiction of origin'. Talking to the Feds about why the American cost-of-living is so damn high is a fool's errand though; they cannot prevail against Disney's power and influence no matter how good their case is on the merits.
It's simple misdirection - people are asking, "is Yahoo being a dick?" and Yahoo is answering, "it's perfectly legal." Which has nothing to do with the question but many people will fall for it because they [somehow, still, inexplicably, despite all evidence to the contrary] still equate legality with ethics.
n.b. It may be the users who are being the dicks, wanting something for nothing (#include malvertising.h), but that's not the question here.
We would then be a favorable place to have business
The regulations are atrocious too. A sane tax rate is only part of the picture.
It's OK, though - all the multinationals will soon be overseas companies and all the small businesses incorporated here will be hamstrung trying to compete uphill against their size, their tax advantage, and their regulatory advantage, and the fat cats and the DC politicians they own will all be perfectly content.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. - H. L. Mencken
We've been here before with crypto. The next step is to write the book and publish a gun source in the appendix. Let them start trying to ban the books. It reveals their true nature.
"the first duty of the State is the continuity of the State."
These are the people running the campaign againt crypto (the reasons you cite are self-evident here). There's a bloody department with that task, yet ignorant apologists for power still live in denial. Oh, well - they won't be prepared for the troubles either; a sadly but soberingly self-limiting problem.
It doesn't matter if you give a shit - it only matters if you view ads and post comments. You've done your part for the day to encourage such stories.
But topically, there's a subset of IT where you're supposed to "understand" that you shouldn't ever expect to be a good father, spend meaningful time with your kids - "because you're in IT". That's not importance, it's abuse. Many nerds who don't know how to stand up for themselves could use a role model like TheZuck to point to. In my limited experience, the people who most detest him are those who waste their time on his site (projection).
Use the Force, Luke.